Black Authors I'm Giving A Second Chance | the problematic, disappointing, & more [CC] | Summary and Q&A

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February 21, 2024
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Black Authors I'm Giving A Second Chance | the problematic, disappointing, & more [CC]

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YouTube content creator Jesse discusses Black authors she's considering giving a second chance, reflecting on her previous experiences with their books.

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Questions & Answers

Q: What is Jesse's overall perspective on the book "Such A Fun Age" by Kylie Reid?

Jesse didn't find "Such A Fun Age" as impressive as the hype suggested. She felt the conversations in the book were ones she had already processed, but acknowledges its value in sparking critical race discourse.

Q: Does Jesse plan on reading Kylie Reid's new book "Come Get It"?

Jesse expresses interest in reading "Come Get It" by Kylie Reid, as she wants to see if the author's writing has matured and if it moves beyond introductory commentary presented in "Such A Fun Age."

Q: Which books by James Baldwin does Jesse plan to read?

Jesse has "The Fire Next Time" on her to-be-read list as her second chance for James Baldwin's work. She is open to recommendations from others regarding his other books.

Q: Why did Jesse have mixed reactions to Candice Carty-Williams' book "People Person"?

Jesse did not enjoy "People Person" by Candice Carty-Williams and found it drastically different from the author's previous work, such as "Queenie." She suspects the criticisms surrounding "Queenie" may have influenced the direction of her subsequent book.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • Jesse discusses Black authors she initially had mixed reactions to but is open to giving another chance.

  • Authors on her list include Kylie Reid, Andrea Hairston, Kellye Garrett, James Baldwin, Candice Carty-Williams, and Claire Kann.

  • She reflects on her disappointment with certain books and her hopes for finding growth and improvement in the authors' subsequent works.

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